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SAKE

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jul 7, 2018
At Mugaritz, sommelier Guillermo Cruz pairs sake and the avant-garde
Although Basque Country in Spain might not be your first thought when it comes to Japanese brews, two-Michelin-star Mugaritz is helping diners fall in love with sake by offering multiple pairings with each imaginative dish.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jun 9, 2018
It's not what's in the glass of sake, it's the glass itself
Riedel's new Junmai Glass elevates drinking junmai, or 'pure rice,' sake to a multisensory experience.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2018
Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake
An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2018
Maker of premium sake Dassai to build brewery in New York, its first outside Japan
Asahi Shuzo Co., the Yamaguchi Prefecture-based maker of Dassai premium sake, has announced plans to build a brewery in New York, making it the first Japanese producer to establish itself in the region at a time when local craft sake breweries are on the rise.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2018
New Zealand's first and only sake brewery turning heads
New Zealand is famous for its award-winning wines, but now the country's first and only sake brewery is making a name for itself on the world stage.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Apr 7, 2018
Hong Kong and Macau, the sake gateways to China
With tastes for premium Japanese sake on the rise, new opportunities to drink sake abound in Hong Kong and Macau.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Mar 31, 2018
Know by Moto: Sake finds a chic haven below Shinjuku
So you've rendezvoused beneath the huge video screen at Studio Alta. You've explored Shinjuku, maybe caught a movie or trawled for treats in the gleaming depachika (basement food floor) of the Isetan department store. Now you're ready for sustenance. Somewhere cool, with good food and premium sake. No problem at all for those in The Know.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 17, 2018
Nihonbashi: The culinary crossroads of Tokyo
For the rest of the world all roads might lead to Rome, but in Japan all roads lead to Nihonbashi. Just as the Milliarium Aureum (Golden Milestone) delineated the point from which all distances were measured in the Roman Empire, there is a monument to one side of Nihonbashi Bridge that marks the "zero kilometer" equivalent for Japan. Beginning in the Edo Period (1603-1868) the famously well-maintained and extensive highway system, the Gokaido, spread out from Nihonbashi to facilitate travel across Japan. As a result, Edo (now Tokyo) became a cultural — and culinary — melting pot, and Nihonbashi, as a mixed-use district of entertainment, finance and trade, was quite literally at its center. For good reason, it was known as the "kitchen of Edo."
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 3, 2018
Dive headfirst into the world of nihonshu with a sake education course
Sake has come a long way from the days when it was internationally — and crudely — known as "rice wine." In recent years, sake has been the star of two documentaries, as well as a TV series on Amazon. Sommeliers and chefs around the world are making room for nihonshu — as it is called in Japanese — on their menus, and everyone from noted wine enthusiasts to DJs and soccer stars want a piece of the sake buzz.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Feb 10, 2018
At high-end restaurants, sake is the sommelier's new best friend
At restaurants around the world, sake is increasingly becoming the beverage of choice for challenging pairings. Ingredients such as artichoke, asparagus and fermented foods are kryptonite to most wines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2018
Fukushima's premium sake wins worldwide acclaim, as brewers eye global markets in prefecture's push for recovery
In an area of Japan still decimated by nuclear disaster, sake is offering cause for hope.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 7, 2018
Yamagata brewing venture makes splash abroad with sake aged in wine barrels
A brewing venture in the Tohoku region has made a splash abroad with sake matured in oak wine barrels.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jan 6, 2018
The Hangar: A triumphant pairing of food, sake and techno in Tokyo
How better to start the new year than with lofty aspirations, a leisurely dinner in a hip setting, techno on the sound system — and plenty of great sake?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Nov 11, 2017
Whirlwind wine romance led to a brand of her own
Early in her career, winemaker Atsuko Radcliffe aspired to brew sake. Fate, however, had other plans.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 28, 2017
Tomita Shuzo: Storied sake on a Shiga street that time forgot
As well as being one of the oldest sake breweries in Japan, the sake here is also some of the nation's finest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 11, 2017
Firms promote Japanese cuisine at export fair in Chiba
A three-day trade show featuring Japanese food opened Wednesday in Chiba, aiming to help expand exports of farm and fisheries products at a time when washoku (Japanese cuisine) is gaining popularity overseas among health-conscious consumers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Oct 7, 2017
'Doburoku': Reviving a rustic sake tradition
Sachio Egawa is a Renaissance man of sorts.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 16, 2017
Phoenix readies for 'unique' Summer Sonic and some sweet sake sessions
In an age where almost every piece of historical information is available at our fingertips, Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz of the French band Phoenix surprise me with a fact that doesn't seem to exist anywhere on the internet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 26, 2017
Sake makers tout locally sourced rice to entice terroir-obsessed wine enthusiasts
Brewery executive Kosuke Kuji brought his best sake to a New York booze showcase 16 years ago hoping to promote high-end sake to a new generation of sophisticated foreign drinkers. They were a little disappointed.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jul 1, 2017
Sakekasu Soft Ice Cream: A divine combination for the summer
Along with the resurgence of sake, it's no surprise that there has also been steady interest in amazake, the sweetened alcoholic beverage made from sakekasu, the lees of sake production, which is known for being nutritious as it contains vitamins, protein, organic acids, fiber and more. Although it's usually served hot, a sake brewer has found a way to enjoy amazake in frozen form — just in time for Japan's intolerably humid summer.

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